A 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting of a skull sold at auction Thursday night in New York for more than $110 million, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by an American artist or an artwork created after 1980.
Yusaku Maezawa of Japan, an e-commerce entrepreneur and art collector, bought the Basquiat for $110,487,500 in 10 minutes of bidding, according to Sotheby's auction house.
The large, untitled painting — done in acrylic, spray paint and oil stick on canvas, it is 72½ inches by 68½ inches — hadn't been shown in public since 1984, when a private collector purchased it at auction for $19,000.
Actress Chloë Grace Moretz has long been known as a strong voice when it comes to issues of feminism, whether it's over-sexualization of female characters or equal pay for women. Now she's speaking out against the marketing campaign behind one of her own projects.
Moretz went on social media Wednesday to address criticism that marketing for the animated film "Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs" — an updated tweak on the Snow White story, with Moretz as the voice of the classic fairy-tale character — engages in body-shaming.
"I have now fully reviewed the [marketing] for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn't approved by me or my team," the actress wrote.
Had enough outrage? Here's the cure for what ails you, courtesy of "America's Got Talent."
Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and witness one Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old singing ventriloquist from Oklahoma City, who on Tuesday night got the Golden Buzzer from "AGT" judge Mel B for a performance that exuded unadulterated joy.
Armed with bunny-puppet pal Petunia on lead vocals, Darci Lynne delivered a surprising version of "Summertime" for her audition. She ended up earning a ticket straight to the competition's live shows.
John Legend is making a case for the recently canceled TV drama "Underground" to be picked up by other content providers.
The Oscar-winning musician, who is an executive producer and played abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the Underground Railroad-centered show, rallied fans to give it a second life when cable broadcaster WGN America announced Tuesday it would be canceling the series after two seasons.
The network has been scaling down its investment in original programming as part of a deal that its parent company, Tribune Media, made with conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Sinclair's purchase of Tribune gives it control of more than 200 local TV stations and WGN America.
In the wake of the terrorist attack outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, scores of artists joined forces to raise money for the victims. Among them was Liam Gallagher, the former singer and frontman for the city's most beloved rock band, Oasis.
Gallagher played a benefit show for the bombing victims on Tuesday at the O2 Ritz Manchester. At the show, his first as a solo artist, he played several new songs, including the single "Wall of Glass," which you can watch above. It was a preview of his forthcoming solo LP, "As You Were." (Previously, Gallagher fronted the post-Oasis rock band Beady Eye.)
For Oasis fans, he played several classic tracks, including "Be Here Now" with Oasis guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and an a cappella take on "Live Forever."
The cable network on Wednesday terminated its agreement with the comic, who for years has co-hosted its New Year's Eve program with Anderson Cooper, after a photo of Griffin holding a bloody, severed head in the likeness of President Trump went viral on social media.
The image, taken by photographer Tyler Shields, elicited strong criticism from liberals and conservatives alike.
If you live in Lebanon, "Wonder Woman" won't be coming to a theater near you anytime soon.
On Wednesday, the country officially banned the superhero film just hours before it was set to arrive in theaters. The ban followed an effort by a group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel, which urged the Lebanese government's Ministry of Economy and Trade to block the film because its star, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.
Having caught fire too late Tuesday for late-night TV, and with several hosts extending their Memorial Day weekend, the #covfefe hashtag would have to wait at least until Wednesday for its monologue moment.
There were, however, some late-night-related tweets reacting to Twitter addict @realdonaldtrump's since-deleted mistyping of what is assumed to be the word "covering" or "coverage."
"What makes me saddest," wrote Jimmy Kimmel, "is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe."
First Lady Melania Trump is the latest detractor of Kathy Griffin's bloody depiction of the president's decapitation.
"As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing," FLOTUS said in a statement to NBC News. "When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it."
Griffin's photographs and video by photographer Tyler Shields showed the comic straight-faced, holding up a blood-splattered severed head that appeared to be Trump's. The president denounced Griffin's stunt, saying that she "should be ashamed of herself" and that the piece greatly disturbed his 11-year-old son, Barron.
President Trump says comic Kathy Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump's bloody, severed head. (May 31, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here)
As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.
Melania Trump, responding to Kathy Griffin's controversial stunt involving a "severed head" in the likeness of President Trump